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Phú Quốc Travel Guide, Tips & Info

Closer to Cambodia than Vietnam (Cambodia actually claims it belongs to them), this is by far the largest island in Vietnam and increasingly a popular destination for foreign tourists, especially ones looking for beach resorts. Compared to islands in Thailand, I don't think Phú Quốc has much to offer but I enjoyed my time there. I was surprised how many Vietnamese people live there and how busy the town is.


Please use my Vietnam food guide which has all of my favourite places and dishes for the best food in Phú Quốc.

Sights & Activities

Phu Quoc Airport


Since the new international airport was opened in 2012, it seems they've just abandoned the old one and left it as it is. There is a make-shift turning from the main road on to the runway where some fencing has been taken down. I don't think it's officially open to the public but people use it as a shortcut. It's mostly deserted though, so I was able to ride up and down uninterrupted.

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Map Website

Amazing bustling local food market during the day. Go for the experience and maybe buy some fruit.

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2017